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UPDATE: Missing 80-year-old Polk Co. woman found safe

From Local 3 News: A missing Polk County woman has been found, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Eighty-year-old Frances Patterson was the subject of a state-wide Silver Alert issued by the TBI. 


The TBI said Patterson has been located and is safe.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 80 year old Frances Patterson, who is missing from Polk County.

She is 5’7”, weighs 190 lbs, with gray hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt with pink lettering, a green jacket with a fur collar, and white and black pants with pink flowers.


Patterson has a medical condition that may impair her ability to return safely without assistance. She is possibly traveling in a 2022 green Toyota Tacoma with TN tag 203 BHMY.


If you have any information, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 423-496-3301 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.